Avalanche Skills Training: Level 1

Grouse Mountain is requiring all guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the 2021/22 winter season. For more information, please visit grousemountain.com/vaxtrax

This two-day course offers both theory and practical training in Avalanche Awareness. 

2022 Course Dates & Times (Available to book soon) 
January 8-9
January 22-23 
February 5-6
February 19-20
March 5-6
March 19-20

8:30am - 4:30pm
Includes both indoor and outdoor sessions.

$275 (includes admission to Grouse Mountain)

Participant Info
Participants need to be on the 8:15am Skyride to meet the instructor at 8:30am by the fireplace inside the Chalet.

What to Bring
  • Alpine touring / telemark / split board / snowshoeing equipment (skiers and snowboarders need reliable climbing skins) 
  • A backpack (30 litre capacity minimum) 
  • Warm clothes appropriate for mountain travel 
  • Extra pair of gloves 
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen 
  • Small personal first aid kit (band-aids, blister care, personal medication, etc.) 
  • Food and water (lunch time on Day 2 is spent outside in the field) 
  • Optional: Thermos of hot drink and down jacket (long portions of the field sessions are fairly low intensity) 
  • All avalanche rescue equipment is included but you are encouraged to bring your own if you have any. This will ensure that you get instructions and practice with the equipment you will use on future trips.

Grouse Mountain reserves the right to change or cancel programs and schedules without notice. Products are non refundable and non transferable.


Please be aware that Grouse Mountain is closed for scheduled annual maintenance from Oct 18 - Nov 5.  There will be no Skyride access during this time.